Gordon Brown in campaign trip to Yarmouth and Waveney

Shaun LowthorpeGordon Brown made a whistle stop visit to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft today vowing that he was still fighting to win the election.Shaun Lowthorpe

Gordon Brown made a whistle stop visit to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft today vowing that he was still fighting to win the election.

Labour are facing a battle to stop both Waveney and Yarmouth falling to the Conservatives as the polls continue to point to the Tories holding a narrow 5pc lead in the race to Downing Street.

The Prime Minister, and his wife Sarah, arrived in Lowestoft just after 1pm meeting activists and Labour's Waveney candidate Bob Blizzard at the Bascule bridge.

Also with them were Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne, who is backing Labour's re-election bid.

Mr Brown pledged that the government was ready and willing to help hundreds of SLP workers facing uncertainty as administrators try and find a buyer for the stricken engineering firm.

And he said the government was prepared to back the longstanding campaign for a third river crossing - once Suffolk County Council was willing to commit to the project as a regional priority.

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In Great Yarmouth Mr Brown was joined by Yarmouth candidate Tony Wright, and communities secretary John Denham, who was launching Labour's seaside manifesto.

He also stopped at Las Palmas and had a cappuccino and chips.

'People do look at their local MPs and ask what have they done for the area,' Mr Brown said. 'You can see what's happened. There has been regeneration and there's been more investment. It's one example of how we have moved things forward.'

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